How to Prevent Your Chimney from Getting Too Dirty

December 7, 2015

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Chimney cleaning in Atlanta can seem like a scary job, especially if you have never attempted it on your own before. Here at Atlanta Chimney Doctor, we help make this process easier for people. Keeping your chimney cleaner and safer comes down to doing the following 3 things regularly.

Keep Flames under Control

Part of the reason your chimney is getting so dirty is because you might sometimes let your fire get out of control. If the flames of your fire are reaching up too high into the chimney, it is going to be very difficult to keep it clean. Sprinkle baking soda on hot coals and flames to keep them from getting out of control for a safer fireplace.

Fight Ashes with Ashes

It might seem odd, but using a wet cloth that has been dipped in fireplace ashes to polish your fireplace glass doors will get rid of soot and ash that has built up on the inside of the doors. Do this regularly as part of your chimney cleaning routine.

Hire Professionals

By far, the best way to keep your chimney clean is to hire a chimney sweeper to come once per year to perform a checkup and make sure your chimney is safe to use for the following year. You might have done a good job cleaning it up throughout the year but there could be creosote and buildup in your chimney that can easily catch fire and cause serious damage in your home.

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